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NCOs Leaving Military Service May Further Their Education

22 Apr, 2009


Sergeants leaving the Army may further their education and continue serving their country in defense-related work through a new initiative by the University of Alabama in Huntsville and the Tennessee Valley Corridor organization.

The Non-Commissioned Officer Enhanced Workforce in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics program should also help fill the shortage of engineers and trained technicians expected to worsen as BRAC brings more jobs to Redstone Arsenal.

NEW-STEM targets technically-trained NCOs leaving the Army, Air Force or other services, according to UAH President Dr. David Williams. They will use their GI benefits to pay tuition expenses for course work that has been tailored to their experience and leads to an engineering or technical degree.

As students, they will also be in a co-op job program offered by the Department of Defense and Army commands on Redstone Arsenal, including the Missile Defense Agency and the Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center.

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